Letterpress Decorative Paper
December 14th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
- Workshop Type: Printing, Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: December 14th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: December 14th, 2019 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
In this workshop both printing novices and those with some experience alike will use the Vandercook proof press to richly decorate blank sheets of paper. In the spirit of playful experimention, we’ll use SFCB’s collection of wood type and photopolymer plates, along with lino cuts and found objects (very flat ones only!) such as leaves, fabric, and string, to print multi-layered gift wrap, book covers, or artwork suitable for framing. Explore pressure printing, ghost printing, and serendipity. Each student takes home 10 sheets of their own creation, plus a sampling from the rest of the class.
Materials to Bring: Optional: Additional elements for pressure printing (paper or fabric cut-outs, leaves, wire, string, etc.); linoleum block cuts or photopolymer plates. No need to bring anything unless you want to.
Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $180.00
Date & Time: Saturday, December 14, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Lisa Rappoport
Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers Review, Literal Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S. You can visit her website at http://littoralpress.com.
Past Student Reviews:
[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Balance of creative time and hands-on printing. Library of wooden type and vintage imagery.”
“Lisa was very knowledgeable and had a relaxed, yet attentive teaching style.”
[What did you like most about the workshop?] “The small class size and freedom to play with all the type and ornaments available.”
“I had a great time and learned a lot both about pressure printing and about working with type - thanks!”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133